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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

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33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Ashburn, Virginia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch for a party of 6 - grandparents, 2 kids, and parents. Arrived at 12:15 and had maybe a 10 min wait. There were tables available in the restaurant for parties of 4 or less. Was busy but not overly crowded. Waitress was prompt. We ordered burger and chicken fingers for the kids. The chicken fingers were... More 

Thank JKAN-Ashburn-VA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the crab stuffed flounder was very good it was not spectacular as advertised. It was however enjoyed. The preservice muffins were very good but the cup of cream of crab soup was not full. Specialty drink was very very good.

Thank TomandJulie M
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having had a recommend and read several reviews praising this restaurant, my wife and I decided to visit for dinner this evening. Whilst we were fitted in without a problem and the food was excellent, the service was, and I use the word advisedly, truly appalling! Our initial server (named Charlie) who "would be looking after us this evening, did... More 

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Central New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took family as a last minute decision since the other restaurant we had selected had a long wait. The staff was friendly. They paid special attention to our toddler to make sure he got his meal right away. Everyone ordered something different and no one was disappointed. Very affordable.

Thank Belsy21
Manchester, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time at this restaurant and there was 9 of us in our party. We had about a 45 min wait but it was well worth it. We all enjoyed the food and will definately return next time we visit the area.

Thank karendbishop
Franklin Lakes NJ
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always have cottage cafe when visiting Bethany Beach. The crab cakes are the best in the area. Quality food at a good value. We usually do take out, but have dined in many times.

Thank NJTraveler35_9
Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited The Cottage Cafe more than once. Each visit you can count on friendly quick efficient service. This is a place you can bring your children of all ages.

Thank The real Georga... j
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always go for dinner here at least once when we are in Bethany Beach. Great food and drinks. Call ahead so your wait is shorter as they are always busy

Thank cornasl
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large family friendly restaurant but the wait was much longer than expected. They could use more servers and clean-up teams as there were lots of people waiting and empty tables inside. However, the food was pretty good and worth the price. The menu had lots of choices. All in all, I'd go back for the convenient location and 'diner' type... More 

Thank reneec2015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to meet there with a couple of college friends whom I haven't seen for eons. One of them suggested this place after reading positive online review. I was staying at Rehoboth Beach so it was not too far and they came from 45 min away. We came on a Saturday @ 11:30 am and soon realized that lunch wouldn't... More 

Thank Roman K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
The Cottage Café is a family restaurant with a full bar that is open 7 days a week year round. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day with a breakfast buffet on the weekends in season and a breakfast buffet on Sundays year round.

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